Archive | May 2018

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Lawn and Garden

Diseases Sooner or later, plant disease will enter your garden. However, there are ways to reduce disease in your garden and in some cases, even prevent plant disease. Knowing how to tell if a plant is healthy, picking disease resistant plant varieties and being able to identify the primary types of plant disease are all […]

Planning Your Garden

Key Planning Tips Start Small. If you decide to plant up some new areas this year, start small so that you can test for success and appearance. You can always make it bigger next year. Consider water access. If you are planting an area far from a water source, figure out how you are going […]

Gardening in an Unpredictable Climate

Climate change is putting more and more stress on world ecosystems. As gardeners, we face these challenges daily as we struggle to adapt to unpredictable weather patterns and changing seasons. Climate change is affecting every region of the world a little differently. Some areas are getting hotter and drier, others warmer and wetter. Changing rainfall […]

Control of Grass Weeds

Witchgrass, quackgrass, goosegrass, dallisgrass, and true crabgrass–it doesn’t matter what you call them, these grass weeds are tenacious invaders of our lawns and flower beds. For control in turf-grass, the best method is maintaining a healthy, vigorous lawn that crowds out these unwanted relatives. In a lawn that is sparse and poorly, the only method […]

What Does A Seed Need

Seed is the least expensive component of gardening, so it makes good sense to buy the best quality seed you can obtain. Start With The Seed Packet The packet usually gives you a great deal of information about how to grow the seed successfully. Whether you purchase the seed packet from a retail store or […]